Column: Defeat leaves Skrosky searching for big plays on offense

9/20/15 3:02pm

While the Elon University football team lost the lead late in the fourth quarter, they’ll be looking back at the first half for an abundance of missed scoring chances against North Carolina A&T State University. Elon started its first five drives from its own 47 yard line, NC A&T’s 45 and its own ...

Mitchell earns national honor

9/15/15 9:15pm

Junior linebacker Corey Mitchell was named the STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Elon University football team’s 21-13 victory over Gardner-Webb University. Mitchell, who was also named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Week, had a career-high 18 tackles that night, eight of which were solo tackles.

Balancing the three-and-outs

9/12/15 11:19am

Series History Elon and Gardner-Webb have met 29 times total since the Runnin' Bulldogs started their football program in 1970, with Elon leading the series 20-9.

Defense wears down in blowout at Wake Forest

9/3/15 11:46pm

WINSTON-SALEM - After one quarter of play for the Elon University football team, the defense was standing tall against the Wake Forest University offense, allowing just three points. But the Demon Deacons had possession of the ball for 9 minutes and 33 seconds in the first, and the amount of time spent on the field came back to haunt Elon's defense in the second quarter. Wake Forest scored 21 points in the 2nd quarter and never looked back, defeating Elon 41-3 Thursday night while gaining 591 yards of total offense. "If we want to be a dominant-style defense, we have to do it for 60 minutes," head coach Rich Skrosky said.

Experienced secondary ready to shine for Phoenix

8/26/15 4:00pm

When Chris Blair arrived at Elon University last spring, he said the other defensive backs on the football team knew more about him than he knew about himself. “[Junior linebacker] John Silas welcomed me into his apartment and told me to move in with him,” Blair said. The camaraderie is hoping to translate to some onfield success for Elon this fall, as Blair and seniors Miles Williams and Julius Moore will anchor what should be a strong secondary. The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) did not welcome Elon kindly in the 2014 season.

Column: Elon quarterbacks need to be ready for responsibility

8/26/15 11:30am

It’s hardly surprising that we’re inside of two weeks before the Elon University football team’s season opener and we still don’t know who the starting quarterback will be. Head coach Rich Skrosky has been adamant about not rushing into a decision dating back to spring practices.

Rich Skrosky stays mum on Elon quarterback battle

8/23/15 1:06pm

We're inside two weeks of the Elon University football team's season opener at Wake Forest University, and Phoenix head coach Rich Skrosky still isn't saying who will be the team's starting quarterback. Redshirt freshman Connor Christiansen and true freshman Daniel Thompson have been competing since spring practice.

Skrosky preaches efficiency at CAA Media Day

7/28/15 3:40pm

BALTIMORE, MD - For the second time in as many seasons, Elon football is projected to finish last in the Colonial Athletic Association as the league kicked off the 2015 season at M&T Bank Stadium. After finishing the 2014 campaign 1-11 (0-8 CAA) the Phoenix is optimistic about the upcoming season. On hand were Elon head coach Rich Skrosky, junior running back B.J.

Baseball assistant leaves, CAA commissioner to retire: Elon athletics notebook

7/10/15 3:15pm

One third of the trio is gone. Elon University associate head baseball coach Greg Starbuck has taken a position as a volunteer assistant at Clemson University, new Tigers coach Monte Lee announced Tuesday. Starbuck, 51, spent the last 17 years at Elon as the recruiting coordinator and batting and baserunning instructor. At Clemson, he'll work with hitters, infielders and catchers. The move breaks up one of the longest-tenured coaching staffs in all of Division I baseball.

Found at fault of sex offense, Elon football player still started

5/15/15 2:52pm

UPDATED: May 19, 10:38 p.m. An Elon University football player found responsible for a sexual offense last spring by the Office of Student Conduct still started every game last season. Though junior Adrian Jabril McClendon, then 19, was charged by the state in March 2014 for sexual battery and false imprisonment, a spokesman for the team said this week he had no knowledge of the incident. Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, released a statement Monday night saying the athletic department knew of the situation and handled it promptly. “Federal student privacy laws prevent the university from discussing details of specific student conduct cases,” Jackson said.